NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The American Academy of Sciences last week offered mixed reviews for the way the White House plans to fund agencies that support genomics research in fiscal 2008.
 
In a preview of an annual report, the AAAS was critical of proposed National Institutes of Health funding, figuring that the budget is down 12 percent from the apex it hit in 2004.
 

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

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